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News Bulletin May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017


No.271

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Basic Complete Tabulation on Labour Force of the 2015 Population Census of Japan released

  The Basic Complete Tabulation on Labour Force of the 2015 Population Census of Japan was released on April 26, 2017.
  Based on the results of the complete count of questionnaires, the tabulation includes statistics on the status of population of the labour force, and on industry and occupation of employed persons and of households of parents and child(ren).

- Population by Age

  The population aged 15 to 64 totaled 76,288,736 and continued to decrease from its peak in 1995, declining 5.9% from 2010.

- Population in Labour Force

  The labour force participation rate among males decreased consecutively from 2010, while the rate among females increased.

- Employment Status

  "Regular employees" was the highest for males (64.9% of employed males aged 15 and over), and "Part-time employees and others" was the highest for females (43.4% of employed females aged 15 and over).

- Industry and Occupation

  The proportion of "Medical, healthcare and welfare" increased consecutively from 2010.
  The proportion of "Professional and engineering workers" continued increasing from 2000 and the proportion of "Sales workers" continued decreasing from 2000.

- Labour Force Status of Couples

  The number of households with a couple who are both employed persons was 13,080,450 (47.6% of the total private households with a couple).

- Industry and Occupation of Employed Foreigners

  As for the proportion of employed foreigners aged 15 and over by industry, "Manufacturing" was the largest for both males and females.
  As for the proportion of employed foreigners aged 15 and over by occupation, "Manufacturing process workers" was the largest for both males and females.

  For more details, please
http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kokusei/2015/summary.htm



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